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Coffee Is Waking Up And Smelling The Blockchain


It is one of the first things we know about coffee – that Fairtrade is better than regular brands – but what does that mean exactly and do the farmers really benefit?

Coffee farming in Africa has captured the imagination of the Western World more easily than, say, banana, barley, or peanut farming, but are we just salving our conscience by choosing the Fairtrade label or are we actually doing good?

One Irishman (and his fellow Irish partner) are enabling real support for coffee farmers and using blockchain to prove the supply chain.

This is the story of how a trek in Uganda opened up a new vista and launched a new project.

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